The body of a youth from Shrishthal was found floating in the Talpona river at Bhatpal on Tuesday evening. According to sources, the deceased was later identified as Shekhar Velip (27) of Nuvem -Shristhal. Velip, who was working as a delivery boy at an e-commerce company at Shrishthal was reportedly missing since the last couple of days. His motorbike was found parked under a tree at Bhatpal, while his watch and mobile were found in the pocket of a short pant that Velip had worn. Sources said the partially decomposed body of Velip was initially noticed by some locals who informed the police. The police retrieved the body and sent it to Margao for an autopsy. According to sources, police have launched a search to trace his clothes and local panch Ramu Naik and other local residents are assisting the police. Canacona police have registered a case of unnatural death and LPSI Rifa Barretto is investigating the case under the supervision of Canacona PI Chandrakant Gawas.